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N Brown appoints Steve Johnson as chief executive on a permanent basis

N Brown Group, the owner of Simply Be, JD Williams and Jacamo, has appointed Steve Johnson as its new chief executive on a permanent basis.

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N Brown appoints Steve Johnson as chief executive on a permanent basis

N Brown Group, the owner of Simply Be, JD Williams and Jacamo, has appointed Steve Johnson as its new chief executive on a permanent basis.

Johnson has been carrying out the role on an interim basis since September 2018 after previously working as chief executive of financial services for the group.

N Brown chairman Matt Davies said: "Having conducted a thorough and extensive search process, the board is delighted to appoint Steve as CEO. As interim CEO he has shown the strategic thinking, pace, energy and focus which demonstrates that he is the best person to take the business forward. He brings a wealth of senior management experience across a number of large retail and financial services companies."

Prior to joining N Brown, Johnson worked as financial services marketing and product director at Shop Direct for four years. His previous positions also include senior roles at Sainsbury's and Halifax.

Commenting on his appointment, Johnson said: "I am both excited and honoured to be taking the permanent CEO role at N Brown. During the last six months I have had the opportunity to lead a passionate, talented and committed team. Together, we have made considerable operational and strategic progress which we look forward to building on."

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